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Jan 12, 2019 - 3:06:12 AM
253 posts since 8/31/2014

I have a section of bow hair near the frog that is dark and will not accept rosin. It is about 3" long and about 1/4 the width of the hair near the far edge. Other than that the hair is in great shape. Is there a safe way to clean this small area? Thanks

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:35:45 AM

54 posts since 11/28/2018

I've used shampoo (it is hair, after all). A very small amount with enough water to lather it, then rinse with clean water and let it dry overnight. Of course you need to rosin it when you go to use it again.

Jan 12, 2019 - 6:52:02 AM

2088 posts since 10/1/2008

I use an alcohol wipe. But many believe this is detrimental to the hair long term. I have not found that to be the case. OTOH I use very little rosin so I don't need to clean the hair but once in a blue moon. If the hair will not accept rosin it is likely fouled with oil from your hand. Shampoo will work as stated above. R/

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:58:53 AM

17 posts since 7/1/2007

Probably better to use Dawn dishwashing detergent rather than shampoo. Most shampoo contains conditioners (waxy/oily stuff). You want to de-grease the hair, and Dawn is what many wildlife rescuers use to de-oil animals and birds caught in petroleum spills.

If you want to remove oil, Dawn and warm water works best. If you want to remove ROSIN, like when testing different brands, alcohol works better.

Edited by - FidPup on 01/12/2019 09:59:39

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:10:16 AM
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253 posts since 8/31/2014

I used baby shampoo on a wet paper towel and let it try before applying rosin. It is much better now. Thanks everyone.

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